tweeya thuya wood burl grain

We love thuya wood and here's why. Not only is its colour extremely unique, but it has a burr grain which is like no other wood, despite being a member of the cedar family. It has a beautiful pine-scented aroma that adds to its attraction, it is an exotic wood that is exclusively grown in Morocco, northwest Africa.

Whilst the people in this region earn a significant portion of their income from the unique thuya wood industry, it's important to note that the local economy is diverse. In addition to fishing and thuya woodcraft, other sectors like agriculture, tourism, and various forms of craftsmanship contribute to the livelihoods of the community. thuya wood has so much character that it can form as a standalone ornamental piece.

This rare conifer tree is harvested not by its trunk or branches but from the actual roots and new growth. They are around 70 years old before they are cut. Even today oil is extracted and is used in aromatherapy.

It can be used to make any type of small or large furniture such as coasters, boxes, business card holders, pen pots, dominoes, magazines stands, etc. With thuya wood the possibilities are endless and it will always make a unique gift. In the past we have had a set of six round Moroccan thuya wood coasters and they look absolutely stunning on a coffee table and the aroma is extremely welcoming. 

Thuya & Walnut Locking Box

thuya wood moroccan locking box

This stunning locking box comes complete with a key and is perfect for storing jewellery and other little treasures. It has a Walnut inlay and outer edge border with Moroccan thuya wood in between. Sized approx. 18cm x 13cm x 8cm. Limited stock on this product, and when its gone, it's gone. 

Thuya pencil pot

Thuya pencil pot

The handmade thuya wood pen pot was made using traditional tools and is approximately 10.5cm tall and 8cm in diameter. Even though it is a pen pot it can be used for many different items such as pens or paintbrushes in the office, toothbrushes in the bathroom or for hairbands and jewellery for a bedside unit.

Thuya letter rack holder

Thuya letter rack holder

The thuya wood letter rack holder is great for keeping hold of important letters so that they do not get lost. You can keep it in your hallway near the front door so that you can pop the letters in there until you are ready to take a look at your mail. It has three spaces so that you can easily separate and organise your post, as well as receiving mail, it could be used for outgoing mail and would be useful for your office desk. The dimension are as follows: 24cm x 8 cm.

Thuya Pestle and mortar

Thuya Pestle and mortar

I have seen many pestle and mortars made from many different materials, but this one is very special. It can be used just like any other kitchen tool for grinding herbs and spices to make pastes, marinades and more. The natural rustic Thuya wood pestle and mortar has a food grade finish is the perfect birthday or moving in gift. The mortar is approximately 4 inches and the pestle is 6.5 inches. 

Thuya wood coasters set

Thuya wood coasters set

The round thuya wood coasters are stylish and come as a set of 12 coasters with a handmade burl thuya wood holder for easy storage. As with all thuya wood it is produced in Morocco. Each coaster is approximately 7.25cm.

Thuya dominoes

Thuya dominoes

Fancy a game of dominoes with a stunning fairtrade set made from thuya wood, the package includes a sliding thuya wood box for easy storage and a pack of individually numbered dominoes. The total size is 16cm length x 6cm width and 5cm height. 

Thuya sphere candle holder

Thuya sphere candle holder

If you are looking for a unique tea light candle holder then look no further than the aromatic thuya wood sphere, it has a perfect round hole in the top for slotting in a candle. Make sure you use a candle that has a metal casing around it for safety. The size is approximately 7cm x 5cm.

Thuya jewellery box

Thuya jewellery box

The cylindrical thuya wood jewellery box is a little bit on the pricey side but it is a big pieces that is perfect for storing cufflinks, shirt ties, mens and womens jewellery, and so much more. It is a lot of thuya wood for your money and this rare wood is only grown in Morocco making this piece truly special and unique. The size is approximately 17 cm x 13 cm. It comes complete with three matching solid thuya drawers and classic handles.

Solitaire Board Game

Solitaire Board Game

We believe in creating an experience as opposed to the concept of a game where the joy of play intertwines with sustainable craftsmanship. The ethos of fair trade and eco-friendly practices present this handmade Solitaire board and it not only embodies uniqueness but champions individuality.

Our product not only brings joy but also contributes positively to the world, symbolising mindful entertainment with its accompanying marbles. More than a game, our Solitaire board is a statement—a bridge between various settings, inviting connections through play. Its simplicity is reflected, the game comes complete with marbles, and due to its handmade nature, designs may slightly vary but it makes an excellent gift for special occasions.

Thuya Wood Card Holder

Thuya Wood Card Holder

Infuse your workspace with purpose by incorporating the Thuya Wood Card Holder Business Card Box, a combination of elegance and functionality. Crafted from high-quality Thuya wood, each box is a unique masterpiece, reflecting variations in size, shape, and colour. It strikes the ideal balance between style and practicality, making it the perfect addition to your desk or reception area. More than just a storage solution for business cards, this box is a must-have for promotional, personnel, and professional use. Whether you seek to impress clients or streamline your own card organisation, the Thuya Wood Card Holder stands as a beautiful choice.

Small Moroccan Round Bowl

Small Moroccan Round Bowl 

Crafted with traditional tools, this Round Bowl showcases the artistry of hand-made Moroccan Thuya Wood. The wood used is authentic Aromatic Thuya sourced from the southern regions of Morocco.

Large folding coffee table

Large folding coffee table

This Handmade Moroccan Thuya Wood Box features authentic Aromatic Thuya wood from the southern regions of Morocco. It has a diameter of 30 cm and a height of 50cm. It's perfect for those who appreciate quirky, unique pieces. A reviewer expressed absolute delight, stating, "I could not have been happier with this table; beautifully made."

Sculptured Horse Head Ornament

Sculptured Horse Head

Sourced from the southern regions of Morocco, this is genuine Aromatic Thuya wood. The Moroccan Thuya Wood horse head is meticulously hand-carved and sculpted using traditional tools, showcasing craftsmanship at its finest.

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3 comments

Holly

I recently purchased a box made of thuya wood. I absolutely love it but its smell is extremely strong and very unpleasant and it doesn’t have a eucalyptus or a pine scent. Is has been sealed with something that may be varnish but it doesn’t have a varnish smell. Is there anything I can do to help reduce the smell? Thank you.

Ryan Bomzer

@Kelley – Here is how to care for Thuya wood. To remove dust, dip a clean cloth in warm soapy water, wring it out until slightly damp then wipe the wood with the cloth. Afterwards, get another cloth and dry the wood. A general rule is that even wood with an oil or wax finish will need to be oiled about once per year to prevent the risk of it cracking. There are many suitable oils that you could use but we would recommend mineral oil, olive oil or linseed oil.

Kelley

How do I properly care for my carved thuya wood box? Thank you.

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